>> a deadly meningitis outbreak getting worse. how it is is affecting our state this morning and what you need to know to protect your familythe. >> fl and politics combine once again what big football is throwing behind support with the same sex marriage law. >> and the birds supporting the birds. this is the video you are going to share with your friends all day. i can it will you in the newsroom it has been the talk since the morning op this friday. october 5th. good morning maryland. i am charley crowson. how many times do we watch that? >> i tweeted it. i am a little late to the tweet party but i was like i have to share that with all 15 of my followers. >> you are carrying the bird thing throughout. >> that's right. >> tweet. >> all right. so a lot happening this weekend. out of town as far as our teams go, but a lot happening in town as far as the community and family. fells point festival, concerts and lynette what's the weather going to be like. >> make it 16. >> you are?
>> i just followed you. >> hey, you too charley. the weather is going to be nice especially on saturday. as we go into sunday, things will begin to go downhill a bit and i mean that literally because the temperatures are going to drop and we will see some rain. speaking of the rain, we look at maryland's most powerful radar and we are not seeing anything. it's nice and dry. we have all the sweeps on and it's going to stay dry even as we head through the rest of today. get out and enjoy it. this morning, temperatures in aberdeen at 59 and we are dry. looking at the dew points in the 50s. 60 in woodbine and we are at 55 degrees right now in monrovia. looking at your hour by hour forecast, it brings us up to 78 by lunchtime. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. hey megan, you are up to 17 now. >> oh, my goodness. look at this. oh, my gosh. >> reporter: 17 twitter followers. wow. you will get more. don't worry. if you are traveling in east baltimore we have big problems a third sink hole opened up on east monument street. it remains shut down between
wolf street and patterson park avenue. here's a look at the scene yesterday. this caused a total wreck on the roads. so, this area will be shut down for quite sometime and if you are traveling on east monument street instead of east monument you will want to stick with or liens street to get around all of this mess. and if you are heading out to 95, here's a live look at the fort mchenry tunnel everything moving along harbor tunnel will be nice and clear. and as we pull up other drive times the beltway in great shape from parkville all the way up to towson. there are no delays on the west side either. you are looking at that typical 11 minute ride on the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. and that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. now over to you. >> news time 5:32. the meningitis outbreak is getting worse. more people have died or gotten sick. this from the form of meningitis very rare and it's linked to steroid shots given
for back pain. abc2 news linda so is here with the latest developments and linda, why are health officials so worried this could get worse. >> reporter: well all of the facilities that unknownly game the con-- gave the contam name theed -- contaminated shot are ordered to check their stock. in marled we know of seven facilities that gave gave the shots including baltimore, towson, bel air and engwood. the cdc reports at least 5 people have died and 35 people have gotten sick in 6 states with fungal meningitis n maryland, one person died -- in maryland, one person died and another got sick. the outbreak is link to spinal steroid shots. state health officials worry it could get worse because hundreds of people are believed to have gotten the contaminated shot. it takes about 1 to 4 weeks for symptoms to surface. you should look for stroke like symptoms and a fever and headache and stiff neck or vomiting. >> it can take up to a month
for it to really show up. it is caused by a fungus of mold that doesn't cause harm. >> reporter: now you can find a complete list of the medical facilities here in maryland where the shots were given. it's on the website at abc2news.com and look in the slide show. the massachusetts company where the shots were manufactured has voluntarily shut down its plant. linda so, abc2 news. well it appears pro football and politics are meeting. the former nfl commissioner will donate 100,000 to maryland's same sex marriage campaign. he announced the donation at a fund-raiser. washington redskins came out in support of the state's expanded gambling law earlier this week. the maryland state police are taking the first step towards replacing the aging fleet of medivac helicopters. police will put the first new helicopters on display today. the agency has 11 helicopter and 10 of which are more than
20 years old. the state contracted to replace them in the wake of the 2008 helicopter crash that killed 4 people. the agency will get 10 new choppers. >> police in kansas city missouri are trying to find the person who punp out a city bus driver caught on surveillance camera. you can see the young men in the bus by the fare box. when they boarded, they didn't have enough money for the ride so the driver told them to get off. as they were exiting the video shows one of them punching the driver in the face. officers say he tried to continue his route but riders convinced him to stop after hitting orange cones in the road. a bizarre situation unfolding in fort myers florida for police there. this is surveillance video of the police station lobby. you can see a man enter into view police say he asked to talk to an officer and sits down. two officers come through the door and notice the man carrying a silver machete. yes, a machete. the man stands up brandishing it at the officers. police subdued the suspect.
a high school student says she felt hugh mill -- humiliated about how a teacher react to her romney ryan t- shirt. she wore a campaign t sheeter to class last week. she says the geometry teacher called in an assistant who pretended to draw on her shirt with a marker and then demanded she take her shirt off. >> the teacher said. [audio not understandable] >> a person in her position would take advantage of my daughter like that. and you know, in front of her peers and makes her feel bad. >> the teacher has been temporarily reassigned but. [audio not understandable] students started bullying her. a spokesperson for the school say she has a right to wear the
t-shirt and did nothing wrong. a lot of experts are saying that mitt romney won the debate on wednesday. , if you asked al gore he has a different explanation. he says that that it could be his own debate performance. he said he only arrived in the mile high sighty the day of the debate -- high city the day of the debate so according to gore he had a few hours to adjust to the city's altitude which stretches the mile above sea level so maybe that's yes appeared to be a little off. if you are a sports fantailgating comes with the territory and you may consider it your pregame ritual. >> absolutely. some people do. they take it seriously. one professor taking a look at the history the outdoor gathering and what he found may surprise you. >> and 30 million dollars just wasn't enough. more problems to tell you about regarding the reflecting pool of the national paul in the nation's capital. we are back in a minute.
moater -- notre dame it's community build and eggser sighs going back to the days of ancient harvest festival. this professor says is getting out of the house feasting and drinking and somewhere else in a very old tradition. and it's one of the big last blowouts before people hunker down for winter. >> interesting. >> something to keep in mind. >> and something associated with college football or nfl. ravens got great tail gates. lynette are you a tailgater. >> i love traditions and i love to tailgate. see all the food? >> that's what brings you out. not the sport. >> i love the love the sport too. let's check out the bus stop forecast as you head out it's going to be cool around 59 degrees. and what's making it feel so good is the fact we have dry air out there. so the kids are going to like this. even as we go into the afternoon 81 is going to be warm and temperatures above average. but we will begin to see rain in the forecast. but not for today. plenty of sunshine will prevail and as we pull out we can see where the rain is going to be
coming from. the west pushing off towards the east going into the weekend. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: hopefully the weather holds off for the fells point fun festival taking place. it's going to shut down broadway between banks street beginning at 6 tonight for a complete list of all the roads that the festival will affect go to abc2news.com. using the jfx to get into the city right now, there are nodelays from the beltway downtown to east fayette treat. looking at that typical 11 minute right and the beltway looks like the northwest corner at old court road everything up to speed and outer loop starting to pick up but no delays as you head down to 95. megan and charley. the o's are in the playoffs and everybody are behind the birds. >> a little later over to the national aquarium. >> this is video that has taken the newsroom by storm.
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bullying prevention month and it's a problem that so many educators and so many parents are worried about and they want to prevent. today a statewide bullying conference is held at the university of maryland in college park. an abc2 news sherrie johnson is live with more on this conference and what do they say about this? what are they going to a do? >> reporter: well, basically, the goal of the conference is to keep schools safe and they believe the information and vatties they teach the educate -- strategies they teach the educators will do this. some folks starreded to head that way yesterday so some meetings were head -- started to head that way yesterday so some meetings were held yesterday. now first lady of maryland and katy o'malley will be there as well as the state superintendent so a number of folks will be on hand for this conference. this is the third year for the event which coincides with national bullying prevention month. those who attend will seek the
latest research -- will receive the latest research practice on school safety and how to empower students to stop bullying and offer ideas for bullying prevention. >> if your child or you your son or daughter is being bullied this is not tolerable that there is a way a mechanism by which they need to report that or you need to report that. there's forum that's available in each local school system but it's on our department's website maryland public schools.org. and you can fill that form out and you can take that form to your local school administrator. >> reporter: very good information there and this is the largest bullying prevention conference in the state and again it kicks off at 9 a.m. today and runs until 4 p.m. at college park. reporting live in federal hill, sherrie johnson abc2 news. five things to know as you head out right now. baltimore county public schools hosting the 17th annual safe schools conference happening today to provide staff with all
the information on keeping schools safe. the conference offers training and the development and implementation of positive behavior management as well as emergency plans. >> reporter: first two weeks of the nhl -- >> first two weeks of nhl season has been canceled. it's all over money. despite meetings in recent disas the -- days the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement on how to split $3 billion in hockey relatedrevenues. ann romney will be on good morning america and they are in talks with michelle obama for a similar guest appearance. the neilsen ratings says more than 67 million people watched the debate between the president and the gop challenger. this was the largest tv audience for a presidential debate since 1992. that one involved bill clinton george bush and ross perot. it was one year ago today we lost a genius.
steve jobs he died on this day last year from pancreatic cancer. well apparently 34 million dollars wasn't enough to fix the reflecting pool in front of the lincoln memorial. the national park service has once again drained the pool clean because of an algea buildup that formed after a two- year overhaul. it will remain empty for a week. algea and scum has been covering the pool since it reopened. it's been closed for two years as part of a renovation and reengineering river water from the tidal basin instead of the city drinking water. well, if you don't want to go see lance armstrong plenty of other events going on around the state this weekend. for example, you can go to fells point for the fun festival that was originally started as a way to raise funds to draw attention to fells point when the area was slated for demolition due to highway construction. and there's something for everybody food and activities for kids and it takes place tomorrow and sunday from 11 to 7. we mentioned lance armstrong because he is going to be in
howard county. >> when you were a kid, you played simon says right? >> absolutely. >> you get married it is wife says. think about that. guys you know what i am saying. all right today a group students at the schools will attempt to seat record for the large of the game of simon said. something they do to celebrate every year the importance of play and kids getting involvedand development but for the kids, it's probably just a lot of fun. husbands may not agree. and the attempt is for the record today at noon. >> somebody bossing you around at home? note. &. [ music ] &. [ music ] ♪ the thundering roar from 34 ♪ to give it all they have got. >> this was sent to us from the friends at the national aquarium. it's so good. the variety of creatures you see rooting for the o's to beat the rangers tonight. look at that. >> yeah. that's what i am talking about. we have the entire video posted
on the facebook fan page for you to go check out. lynette can we let this run while you do weather? >> yeah. i won't take offense to it at all either. love it. you can do the snake? >> that's not a snake it was a lizard. >> there wasn't a snake is. >> it was a lizard and i quote megan pringle. >> the white one was a lizard. >> he is cute and the face dressed up in orange and black. >> the white one was a lizard? >> a lizard. >> oh okay. >> sorry i know my reptiles. >> i know my weather. we will talk about that right now. because we are looking at mainly clear skies and we will see plenty of sunshine going into the afternoon. satellite and radar not picking up on rain and it's going to stay that way for today. temperatures 63 degrees in baltimore. 63 in annapolis. bel air at 62 and westminster 61 degrees. good morning frederick at 60 degrees as well easton. 57 in goldsboro this morning the so we are feeling comfortable and good and the reason why is high pressure is
building in across the area. so we have that dry air instead of the humidity that we are dealing with yesterday. we are waiting for the cold front to move through and it will do so as we head into tomorrow. behind that we will get the cool are air pushing in as we head into sunday. and also some rain showers with that as well. so it's going to be a pretty raw day on tap for us. you can see the cold front back off towards the west there. that will track off towards the east as we head through time. for today, we are coming in at 81 degrees. mostly sunny and less humid beautiful. and 57 degrees and mostly clear. dry tonight and 74 for tomorrow. with some evening showers. and here's 7-day forecast for you as the temperature on sunday 54 degrees. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well unfortunately we have the first crash of the day it's in brooklyn at 10th avenue. traveling in the area watch out for that. and as we check in and look at some of the main lines no concerns on the jfx heading into the city. and here's a live look at the beltway right now in parkville
at harford road. everything up to speed. no problems getting up towards towson as we pull up drive times, traffic just starting to pick up on the west side of the beltway. it's going take you 12 minutes right now to travel the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. all is clear through the fort mchenry tunnel. the typical 8 minute ride northbound from the beltway to the toll plaza. megan and charley, over to you. we certainly love showing outstories of the -- you the stories of pets being reunited with their owners. >> no distance too far for one four legged friend working to be reunited with his owner. alright let's break it down.
talk about man's best friend you are about to meet a dedicated dog. >> with a 6th sense running miles to catch up with his owner. >> miles. >> miles. listen to this. john was taken to the hospital last week and as he lay in the hospital bed, he didn't know hisdog was make the journey to see him. he was in the hospital bed when he got a call saying the dog was outside. >> of course you know. we are buddies, man e came to see me -- he came to see me. i know they make a lot of great food and they smell the bacon
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